Plautinae uiginti comediae emendatissimae cum accuratissima ac luculentissima interpraetatione doctissimorum uirorum Petri Vallae placentini ac & Bernardi saraceni Veneti.

Plautinae uiginti comediae emendatissimae cum accuratissima ac luculentissima interpraetatione doctissimorum uirorum Petri Vallae placentini ac & Bernardi saraceni Veneti.
Date
1499
By
Plautus, Titus Maccius., Saracenus, Bernardus, fl. 1500., Valla, Giovanni Pietro, active 1500., Bevilaqua, Simon, active 1485-1518 printer., Abbas, Georgius, fl. 1638. former owner., Widman, Ambrosij. former owner., Francis Edwards (Firm), bookseller.
Notes

In 2 pts., with separate signatures, special colophons and registers.

"Impressum Venetiis aere & impensa eruditi uiri Marci Firmani. Registrum ... terni. CVM GRATIA ET PRIVILIGIO"--Leaf 2m6r (1st colophon).

"Impressum Venetiis per Simonem Papiensem dictum Biuilaqua : & summa dilige[n]tia emendatu[m] ut ex postremis castigatio[n]ibus patebit. Anno huma[n]itatis [Christ]i. M. CD. XCIX. XV. Klendas Octobres. Sereniss. Augustino Barbadico Venetorum Duce Imperante. Domicus Palladi[us] Soran[us] ad Bernardu[m] Saracenu[m] Venetum Plauti i[n]terprete[m] Peritissimu[m] ... Eiusdem Epigramma de Marco Firmano. Vt fuit ille sui magnus studiosus homeri : Sic Marcus Plauti semper amauit opus. Cudere quod fecit lucri non captus amore : Sed quo sit facies uatis honesta sui ... [(to right) printer's device] CVM Gratia & Priuilegio"--Leaf F3r (2nd colophon).

"Reuerendissimo in [christ]o p[at]ri Fra[n]cisco Marcello Po[n]tifici Tragurino Bernardus Saracen[us] Venetus. S. P. D."--Leaf 2a1r.

"Bernardi Saraceni Veneti emendationes in singulas Plautinas comoedias"--Leaf 2a1v.

"REGISTRVM. ... (errata) Paucis praetermissis in quibus aut deest aut superest dipthongus"--Leaf F3v.

"Posta : posca"--Leaf F4r.

Signatures: A¹⁰, b-i⁸, k-m⁶; 2a⁶, a⁸ ²b-z⁸, &⁸, [con]⁸, [rum]⁸, A-D⁸, E⁶, F⁴ [$1-4 (+A5, -k3,l3,m3,E3, F3,F4; ²t2, ²t3, ²t4 missigned ²r2, ²r3, ²r4) signed].

Many catchwords on leaf versos.

Printed in roman type on paper watermarked with five-petalled flower (Briquet 6464).

238(242) x 162 mm; roman 112, 107 (title, text on verso of 1st leaf), roman 80 (82), greek 80 ; 58 lines and head-line; initial spaces with guide letters occupying 3,4,5, or 9 lines.

ISTC (RLIN), ip00784000

BM 15th cent., V, p. 523 (IB.23992)

Goff, P-784

Hain, 13082

Oates, 2100

Procter, 5412

Upper cover of binding Digital image. Wellington, N.Z. : National Library of New Zealand, 2007

Digital image available: upper cover of binding, Alexander Turnbull Library SPC copy. Details available on request from Curator, Special Printed Collections.

The Alexander Turnbull Library SPC copy lacks leaves 2a1-2a6. Printer's corrections by stamp in inner margin at t4 recto, line 28, at ²D1 recto, line 41, and outer margin at ²B6 verso, line 38. Binding: possibly English, quarter alum tawed pigskin over 4mm beech boards (slightly wormed), two hook-clasp fastenings on fore-edge with catch plate on lower cover, pigskin roll tooled in blind with ?hunting scenes and a central strip in a repeating single floral tool; pigskin stained brown on spine. Text block sewn on 4 double supports, showing on spine as raised bands; labels pasted into top and second compartments, the top label largely overpainted, the second compartment with label "Comediae Plavtinae"; the lower three compartments each divided into two triangles with blind-tooled fillets and faded gold-coloured paint, with the single floral tool in each triangle.

The Alexander Turnbull Library SPC copy. Provenance: unrubricated, inscription in brown ink on t.p., Georgius Abbas 1638. Ownership inscription in brown ink on lower pastedown, Ambrosij Widman. Few marginalia. Pencil note on upper pastedown: 896 Britwell Sale. Purchased by the ATL from Francis Edwards in 1948. Minor water staining, worming affecting text from leaf f8 to end, some holes repaired. Acc. R1050.

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Related to
Digital Collection 81268192800002836 Alma Collection

Other Titles
Works; Plautinae viginti comediae emendatissimae cum accuratissima ac luculentissima interpraetatione doctissimorum virorum Petri Vallae placentini ac & Bernardi saraceni Veneti; Title from reference source: Comoediae
Publisher
Impressum Venetiis : Per Simonem Papiensem dictum Biuilaqua ..., Anno huma[n]itatis [Christ]i. M. CD. XCIX. XV. Klendas Octobres [1499]
Format
[348] leaves ;33 cm. (fol.)
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